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File #: 63011    Version: 1 Name: Request from Madison Nordic Ski Club, Inc. (MadNorSki) to use the Elver Park for cross country skiing classes, practices, lessons and races.
Type: Communication Status: Approved
File created: 11/11/2020 In control: FACILITIES PROGRAMS AND FEES SUBCOMMITTEE (Parks)
On agenda: Final action: 11/16/2020
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Request from Madison Nordic Ski Club, Inc. (MadNorSki) to use the Elver Park for cross country skiing classes, practices, lessons and races.
Attachments: 1. Madison Nordic Ski Club Classes Lessons and Races 2020-2021 Fee Modification.pdf

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Request from Madison Nordic Ski Club, Inc. (MadNorSki) to use the Elver Park for cross country skiing classes, practices, lessons and races.

 

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From 2016 - 2018, the City and Madison Nordic Ski Club, Inc. (MadNorSki) entered into a Use Agreement (the “MadNorSki Agreement”) allowing MadNorSki to use the City’s Snow Equipment to make snow at Elver Park and for the Winter Festival, and to groom the human-made and existing cross-country ski trails at Elver Park and other approved locations. MadNorSki exercised the option for one three year extension in 2019.  In 2020, MadNorSki and Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC) requested that CXC take over the MadNorSki Agreement, which change the City’s Parks Division was agreeable to and finds to be in the City’s best interest. MadNorSki is one of CXC’s member groups and consists of City and area residents who will continue to volunteer their time to make and groom snow and financially support these efforts at Elver Park through their affiliation with CXC. MadNorSki also provides ski classes and lessons, cross-country skiing races, supports high school and junior skiers and in the past has raised funds for projects (including for the City to purchase Snow Equipment).

 

MadNorSki requests a Fee Modification to outline the terms under which MadNorSki may continue to provide lessons and classes at Elver Park. MadNorSki has a long-term commitment to volunteering to make and groom snow and financially support these efforts at Elver, which provides a greater level of service than the Parks Division is able to provide. MadNorSki and the Parks Division are supportive of MadNorSki offering lessons and classes at Elver, using primarily the human-made snow trails, in accordance with terms and conditions outlined in the Fee Modification.